Friday, January 09, 2009

Explorers and the rock tower of Eilean na Cloich.

This intriguing rock tower is on Eilean na Cloiche, one of a group of delightful islands in the Lynn of Lorne.

We stopped on nearby Eilean nan Gamhna to admire the view of the tower. It is backed by the distant mountains including snow flecked Bidean nam Bain, which is the highest mountain in Argyll and Ben Starav.

This view demanded a prolonged luncheon break.

The staffers are hardened athletes in the peak of fitness. They put themselves through extremes of physical endurance and hardship (often in the depths of winter) in order to bring to you, dear readers, photos and tales of voyages to these distant places. In a word, they are explorers.